was born in Prague, Czech Republic, and lives in Aachen, Germany. She is a poet, prose writer and translator, writes in Czech, German and English. Hůrková has published twelve collections of poetry, two collections of short stories, a novella and a literary research study on Tom Stoppard and Václav Havel. Her poems have received various awards and have been translated into different languages. Hůrková studied Philosophy, English Literature and Art History and works as a teacher of English and Art. She is a member of the Czech P.E.N. Centre.